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With the forum update my email was zapped. So I re-upped with an alternate email. But no signature any more? Oh well…

While sitting around the house, I did a bunch of rework on the navigation options of the site, based on various users comments. Plus I got tired of the look of things and re-did the general layout, at least without messing too much with the content portion. Comments welcome.

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It appears that links to urls in posts no longer work. Maybe we have to type in the whole url now? Also, you have a link to personal/options at the end of your post…but it doesn’t display in main reading pane.

On 25 Oct. 2007, 12:48 am, Gary Roberts wrote:

Folks

With the forum update my email was zapped. So I re-upped with an alternate email. But no signature any more? Oh well…

While sitting around the house, I did a bunch of rework on the navigation options of the site, based on various users comments. Plus I got tired of the look of things and re-did the general layout, at least without messing too much with the content portion. Comments welcome.

www.toolemera.com

Gary

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On 25 Oct. 2007, 2:44 am, chuckamuck wrote:

It appears that links to urls in posts no longer work. Maybe we have to type in the whole url now? Also, you have a link to personal/options at the end of your post…but it doesn’t display in main reading pane.

On 25 Oct. 2007, 12:48 am, Gary Roberts wrote:

Folks

With the forum update my email was zapped. So I re-upped with an alternate email. But no signature any more? Oh well…

While sitting around the house, I did a bunch of rework on the navigation options of the site, based on various users comments. Plus I got tired of the look of things and re-did the general layout, at least without messing too much with the content portion. Comments welcome.

www.toolemera.com

Gary

I think you have to type in the full URL - including the http:// part:

wot - no sig?


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Sometime around 25/10/07 (at 02:44 -0400) chuckamuck said:

It appears that links to urls in posts no longer work. Maybe we have
to type in the whole url now?

Incomplete URLS never worked when I looked at them in my email
client - which was and is the only way I read forum/list posts.

Having to include the protocol header part of a web address to make
it a complete, universally-clickable item will mean more people are
likely to visit it.

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On 25 Oct 2007, at 10:15, Paul wrote:

I think you have to type in the full URL - including the http:// part:

http://www.softpress.com

www.softpress.com

Both the above look and work fine in Apple’s ‘Mail’.

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Sometime around 25/10/07 (at 10:33 +0100) Paul Bradforth said:

http://www.softpress.com

www.softpress.com

Both the above look and work fine in Apple’s ‘Mail’.

But does en.wikipedia.org?

Best to work consistently, and with technical accuracy and
completeness. After all, if we type just www.something.com as an
external address in Freeway’s Hyperlink dialog (or directly into HTML
code) it won’t work. The http assumption isn’t made because that
could very well be an ftp address rather than an http one. Or an
https thing, or…

:slight_smile:

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Yes - But if someone DOES neglect to put http://
you can usually apple (command) click to activate.

There ought to be a recognition of www as a clickable http:// link in email
clients. Why not?

<http://putting_a_very_long_internet_address_in_angle_brackets_is_also_worth
_doing_as_it_stops_it_getting_broken_by_email_line_breaks.me>

all the best
Brian

My new login didn’t accept me here so I made a new account as Bin-Ra,

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Incomplete URLS never worked when I looked at them in my email
client - which was and is the only way I read forum/list posts.


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Sometime around 25/10/07 (at 11:03 +0100) Brian Steere said:

There ought to be a recognition of www as a clickable http:// link in email
clients. Why not?

Because it might not be http that is the appropriate protocol. And
because people would be more likely to forget that things that don’t
begin with www (which is purely a convention, a trend) would need
extra help to behave as links.

Sure, it isn’t a perfect answer by any means. But I would prefer this
consistency. Not everyone uses email clients that make such
assumptions.

<http://putting_a_very_long_internet_address_in_angle_brackets_is_also_worth
_doing_as_it_stops_it_getting_broken_by_email_line_breaks.me>

A good point, well made. :slight_smile:

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URLs work just fine, as long as you add the http:// part to them.
Also, the footer signature that the listserv adds to each message is
quietly stripped off when displayed on the Web, since that’s
redundant and non-useful information.

Walter

On Oct 25, 2007, at 2:44 AM, chuckamuck wrote:

It appears that links to urls in posts no longer work. Maybe we
have to type in the whole url now? Also, you have a link to
personal/options at the end of your post…but it doesn’t display
in main reading pane.

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Oh well it actually broke in Entourage!

I use typeit4me and amongst all the other things I use it for is that I type
www and it auto expands to http://www.
(Unless I don’t want it to - in which case I override the expansion of the
abbreviation by typing www shift.
all the best
Brian

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A good point, well made. :slight_smile:

Because it might not be http that is the appropriate protocol. And
because people would be more likely to forget that things that don’t
begin with www (which is purely a convention, a trend) would need
extra help to behave as links.


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Hmm… Well… After three attempts to log in… finally here. Yup, no signature, which while I understand that some stuff is redundant, the lack of a sig does reduce communications. Plus now way to subscribe to my own posts to receive feedback via email? Folks… instead of making things easier and more user friendly, this seems to be a step backwards to the early days of bulletin boards c1996. Mayhap some extra features can be added to make things more user friendly?

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Yikes! That will teach me to code before coffee!

What I wrote was this:

True, there’s no “mail me when this thread is updated”, but there is an RSS feed on each thread. If you use an RSS reader (or Firefox’s Live Subscription feature) you will get an instant update through that.

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One last test.

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Really – I can stop any time now…

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Keep going Walter, I like looking at your name :slight_smile:
Vicki

On Oct 27, 2007, at 7:19 AM, waltd wrote:

Really – I can stop any time now…

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Walter, getting php errors when using the search:

says:

Warning: main([path removed]/helper.php) [function.main]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /[path removed]/config.php on line 43

Fatal error: main() [function.require]: Failed opening required …


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Yes, this happens occasionally when I am busy updating the code.
There is one large library that needs to be updated if there are
changes, and when it goes slowly (for any reason) there will be a
chance that the file isn’t there when you request it.

It should be working fine now.

Walter

On Oct 27, 2007, at 1:59 PM, Mike B wrote:

Walter, getting php errors when using the search:

says:

Warning: main([path removed]/helper.php) [function.main]:
failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /[path removed]/
config.php on line 43

Fatal error: main() [function.require]: Failed opening
required …


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In other news, I just updated the search system to be thousands of
times smarter than it used to be.

Walter

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Walter, getting php errors when using the search:

says:


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No worries, it was just in case you where not aware of the problem.

Mike

On Oct 27, 2007, at 8:02 PM, Walter Lee Davis wrote:

Yes, this happens occasionally when I am busy updating the code.
There is one large library that needs to be updated if there are
changes, and when it goes slowly (for any reason) there will be a
chance that the file isn’t there when you request it.

It should be working fine now.

Walter

On Oct 27, 2007, at 1:59 PM, Mike B wrote:

Walter, getting php errors when using the search:

says:

Warning: main([path removed]/helper.php) [function.main]:
failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /[path removed]/
config.php on line 43

Fatal error: main() [function.require]: Failed opening
required …


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